Bears blanket Falcons

JDHS too much for inexperienced TMHS

Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2009

The scoring came early and often at Juneau-Douglas High School last night. But unfortunately for Thunder Mountain, it was one-sided in the Crimson Bears' 85-21 girls' basketballvictory.

Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire
Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire

The Falcons (0-4, 0-2) had a difficult time containing Juneau-Douglas' fast-break offense as the Bears (2-0, 2-0) were able to capitalize on TMHS turnovers on their way to 50 first-half points.

JDHS coach Lesslie Knight said her team played well and already looks sharp at this early point in the season.

"Our team has really great chemistry. They work really well together and they've played together for a long time, so that's really one of our strengths," she said. "We still walked away from this with things to work on to get ready for the (Capital City)Classic."

The Bears' offense got out on the fast break at almost every opportunity, resulting in good looks at the basket all evening, something Knight wants to see regularly out of her team.

"One of the things we talked about is shooting percentage," she said. "If you can get lay-ups or work for inside shots, you're going to have a higher percentage."

Junior forward Sarah Tarver, who poured in 18 points and seven rebounds off the bench, was pleased with the team's performance.

"We just had it together today and we hope to keep it up for the tournament," she said. "We have to keep up our intensity and we are going to work on our defense. I think we did pretty well, we just have to keep it up."

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